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‘Musicians for Le Bonheur’ is recruiting for 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Musicians for Le Bonheur, the charity project headed up by Angry Nerd Music, ise looking for new artists for 2014. The project raises money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through live shows around the city of Memphis and a compilation CD featuring Mid-South musicians. All of the money raised through the live events and the […]

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Navy String Quintet performs at Kate Bond Elementary

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Traveling exhibit features African Americans in Civil War medicine for Black History Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — To celebrate Black History Month and those who made it possible, Memphis Public Libraries are “pushing boundaries” with a traveling exhibit – “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” Often lost from the pages of history, the names and faces of early African American physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare […]

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Tenn. State Library and Archives releases 3 black history collections

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has posted new and improved versions of three important black history collections. The collections are: The Beautiful Jim Key collection, which documents the career of Dr. William Key, a former slave from BedfordCounty who worked as a veterinarian and horse trainer. Key used […]

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Musicians competing for solo and ensemble honors

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Ellendale honors young artists

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Agricenter sets Feb. 28 deadline for poster entries

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Agricenter International in Memphis is inviting students to participate in the “2014 Ag Day” Poster Contest by the Feb. 28 deadline. Students throughout Shelby County Schools, private schools, and home-school groups in grades three through eight are eligible to enter. Posters can be a maximum of 11 by 14 inches and should be done in […]

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Retired architect turns attention to art

By Graham Sweeney Special to The Express When Bartlett’s Thomas Mosiej discusses his lengthy career as an architect, it is sometimes hard to follow a single chain of thought. Because the eager 85-year-old has designed hundreds of buildings throughout the Mid-South, he frequently shifts from one to another during the course of a conversation. With […]

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Local students perform on TV for Belmont

Two Shelby County students were among the performers in a nationally televised Christmas concert this month. Aileen Fitzgerald of Arlington and Jeffrey Arnold of Cordova were among more than 800 Belmont University student musicians, singers and faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir performing in “Christmas at Belmont.” Hosted by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, the […]

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Concert Scheduled for Dec. 19

The annual “Home for Christmas” concert in Bartlett is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 19.  First hosted in 1995, it raises funds for the Memphis Union Mission. To date, the concerts have raised more than $65,000 for the mission. The event will be at Faith Baptist Church at 3755 N. Germantown Road in Bartlett. Admission […]

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Creating ‘CHATTER’

Students in the Bartlett Performing Arts Conference Center TheaterKids program recently joined with Memphis-based Chatterbox Audio Theater for four live performances of Alice in Wonderland at BPACC. Students used myriad devices to create sound effects for the audio-centric show.

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Bartlett poet to take spotlight at Neshoba Church

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By Carolyn Bahm David Gale Wright has been writing verses since his earliest memories, and the Bartlett poet will be featured at this month’s Neshoba Coffee House on Dec. 4. Writers, poets, musicians, and other creative people perform for small crowds at the recurring event. It is hosted the first Wednesday of each month at […]

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